Thomas Selditz

Thomas Selditz is a renown violist that comes from a family of musicians. He studied at the Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule in Berlin with Alfred Lipka, and later taught as a professor in Hochschule Hanover between 1999 and 2014 and in Hochschule Hamburg from 2004 to 2010, when he became Professor of Viola at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, a position that still holds today.

For 10 years, Thomas Selditz was principal violist under Daniel Barenboim at the Staatskapelle Berlin. Founder of the renowned Gaede Trio for more than 20 years, first as violist and later as violinist, he was also active as a regular member the Hugo Wolf Quartet between 2013 and 2016, with wich he performed at New York's Carnegie Hall, Vienna's Konzerthaus, London's Wigmore Hall and at the Cité de la musique in Paris.

As a chamber musician, he has released more than 20 CD recordings for several labels including Sony, Largo Records, Tacet, MDG, Audite and Phoenix. His CD with works for viola and piano by Henri Vieuxtemps was awarded with the Diapason/France and the Prize of the German Record Critics’ Award in 2003. Latest CD he recorded as a soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra (Sinfonia Concertante by Walter Braunfels) also won the Prize of the German Record Critics’ Award in 2019.